Ganesh Natarajan, Co-Chair National Knowledge Council, India & Chairman’s Council, NASSCOM to Serve on Magnus Gyan Advisory Board

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Magnus Gyan adds another pivotal member to their board as they build a team of the best and brightest in the fields of education, technology and international business.

Magnus Gyan’s CEO Kartik Kilachand said “Given the pioneering work Ganesh has done for skills development & workforce training, we are excited to have such a distinguished expert join our Advisory Board."

Magnus Gyan LLC a US-based technology company helping spread knowledge to growth economies the digital and affordable way, announced today that Dr. Ganesh Natarajan will join its Advisory Board. Ganesh has been one of the most successful and dynamic professionals in the Indian Information Technology Industry & in the Indian EduTech industry. As the CEO of Zensar Technologies, he has been leading Zensar for over seven years now, making Zensar one of the leading IT companies in the country and amongst Fortune’s Top 10 global offshore outsourcing companies from India. In this role, Dr Natarajan will work with other Board members from the fields of education, technology, government and philanthropy to guide the Company in developing its strategic road map.

Magnus Gyan’s CEO Kartik Kilachand said "Given the pioneering work Ganesh has done for skills development & workforce training, we are excited to have such a distinguished expert join our Advisory Board. His passion for enabling learning by using cutting edge technology will help Magnus Gyan to identify & offer the best in class interactive and adaptive learning content."

Dr. Natarajan has had a tremendously successful career as both a leading Technology Education entrepreneur and a leading Information Technology executive. Having been a part of two major success stories in IT Training and Consulting, NIIT and APTECH, Ganesh grew the company’s revenues fifty times during his ten year stint as CEO of Aptech and listed it on the Indian and London Stock Exchanges. Ganesh is the National Chair for Confederation of Indian Industries - IT and ITES Committee and a fellow of the Computer Society of India. He also chairs the Higher Education forum of the Confederation of Indian Industries in Western India. He is a member of the Board of Governors of NITIE Mumbai and member of the Executive Council and Chairman’s Council of NASSCOM. He was Chairman of NASSCOM in 2008-2009.

Ganesh has recently founded the Natarajan Education Society (NES). NES seeks to use innovative pedagogy and technology to bring the best global standards of skill development to the world’s under-privileged citizens. He is also the co-founder of Global Talent Track (GTT) - a path breaking global educational initiative and corporate training solutions company. The company was set up with a vision to make more than 500,000 youth of the country employable by the end of 5 years.

Global Talent Track has successfully rolled out its thought leadership and blended learning model in 15 states across India. The entire learning platform or job oriented training is guided by an assessment tool which assists students in choosing their career path by discovering their inherent attributes in addition to finding their domain proficiency

Ganesh was named 'CEO of the Year' by the Asia Pacific HR Conference in 1999 and received the Asia HRD Congress Award for Contributions to the Organisation through HR in 2005. Ganesh was also the finalist at the Ernst & Young 2005 Award where he was recognized for exceptional entrepreneurship.

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) and the Harvard Business School (HBS), he is the author of four McGraw Hill Books on Business Process Reengineering and Knowledge Management.

About Magnus Gyan

Magnus Gyan’s vision is to bridge the 'Digital Divide' by providing high-quality interactive & adaptive education through broadband mobile technology to students and young professionals, especially to the burgeoning middle class of developing economies.

Most emerging economies are investing huge amounts in building internet technology infrastructure such as optical fiber cable lines, 3G and 4G LTE data transmission also known as the ‘last mile connect’. Until Magnus Gyan’s release of their low cost high quality affordable tablet, the one missing piece is the 'last person' link. This link is an affordable low cost mobile access device, with which any individual can connect to the internet and hence to information and knowledge.

"Whilst Negroponte's vision at MIT Media Labs in 2005 of 'One Lap Top Per Child' was bold and ambitious, it never really scaled-up because the PC never achieved a $100 price point. Fast forward to 2012, and India's leading technology institute, The Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan [IITR] has developed a Low Cost Access Device that costs US $75 – a true 'game changer',"says Shawn Landgraf, President & Co-Founder.

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